At Amazon: Brooks Hansen’s The Brotherhood of Joseph

My interview with Brooks Hansen about his new nonfiction book is now up on Amazon. Hansen has written a number of fine novels, including The Chess Garden which is one of my favorites of all time.

(Also book-related: Digital Plague Top 10 on Amazon and Matt Staggs’ interviews with Beth Adele-Long and Kelly Barnhill.)

Ultimately, though, if I’m being honest, that alone would not have compelled me to write the book. What compelled me to write the book is what happened to us in Siberia, specifically, in the course of around thirty-six hours. That day, day-and-a-half, was so far beyond anything I had ever experienced in my entire life, and ever hope to experience, I really had no choice but to try to express it. Given what I do for a living, it would have been cowardly, weird, and mildly deranged not to.